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  • Batuman, Elif

    Published by Granta, London, 2011

    Seller: Mostly Useful Fictions IOBA, Commack, NY, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover; First Printing. Condition: NF. First British Edition. First British edition, just a touch of shelfwear, no DJ as issued. ;

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    Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. In Very Good Used Condition. May Have Minor Shelf Wear To Edges And/Or Turned Corners. - For More Information On Condition. Please See All Photos. No One Who Read Elif Batuman?S First Article (In The Journal N+1) Will Ever Forget It. ?Babel In California? Told The True Story Of Various Human Destinies Intersecting At Stanford University During A Conference About The Enigmatic Writer Isaac Babel. Over The Course Of Several Pages, Batuman Managed To Misplace Babel?S Last Living Relatives At The San Francisco Airport, Uncover Babel?S Secret Influence On The Making Of King Kong, And Introduce Her Readers To A New Voice That Was Unpredictable, Comic, Humane, Ironic, Charming, Poignant, And Completely, Unpretentiously Full Of Love For Literature. Batuman?S Subsequent Pieces?For The New Yorker, Harper?S Magazine, And The London Review Of Books? Have Made Her One Of The Most Sought-After And Admired Writers Of Her Generation, And Its Best Traveling Companion. In The Possessed We Watch Her Investigate A Possible Murder At Tolstoy?S Ancestral Estate. We Go With Her To Stanford, Switzerland, And St. Petersburg; Retrace Pushkin?S Wanderings In The Caucasus; Learn Why Old Uzbek Has One Hundred Different Words For Crying; And See An Eighteenth-Century Ice Palace Reconstructed On The Neva. Love And The Novel, The Individual In History, The Existential Plight Of The Graduate Student: All Find Their Place In The Possessed. Literally And Metaphorically Following The Footsteps Of Her Favorite Authors, Batuman Searches For The Answers To The Big Questions In The Details Of Lived Experience, Combining Fresh Readings Of The Great Russians, From Pushkin To Platonov, With The Sad And Funny Stories Of The Lives They Continue To Influence?Including Her Own.

  • Batuman, Elif

    Published by Granta Books, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1847083145ISBN 13: 9781847083142

    Seller: Cocksparrow Books, Salisbury, WILTS, United Kingdom

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    Paperback. Condition: F/ F/ND. y 1st. Edn, 1st. Imp. FNL. SOFTBACK SHIPPED FROM THE UK.* Edn: 1st. Thus.* Impression: 1st. Full number line.* Date of Publication: 2012* Publisher: Granta Pubs.* Binding and cover condition: Colour-illustrated soft card covers. Purple and orange ground with black text to spine and hinge. No bumps or rubs. Absolutely minimal shelf wear to corners. No creases to spine or hinge. Seems lightly-used if at all. FINE* Contents condition: PRIVATE COPY NOT EX-LIBRARY. Clean, crisp, tight & bright. No annotations, inscriptions or marks to text, no tanning, minimal age page margins and edges at front. No other visible faults. FINE* Illustrations: None.* Pages: 290 pp. text. viii pp. Notes on translators, bibliography and references at rear.* Product Description:- Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature.* This is a FINE copy of the 1st./1st. fnl. with absolutely minimal age & shelf wear.* SOFTBACK SHIPPED FROM THE UK.* Edn: 1st. Thus.* Impression: 1st. Full number line.* Date of Publication: 2012* Publisher: Granta Pubs.* Binding and cover condition: Colour-illustrated soft card covers. Purple and orange ground with black text to spine and hinge. No bumps or rubs. Absolutely minimal shelf wear to corners. No creases to spine or hinge. Seems lightly-used if at all. FINE* Contents condition: PRIVATE COPY NOT EX-LIBRARY. Clean, crisp, tight & bright. No annotations, inscriptions or marks to text, no tanning, minimal age page margins and edges at front. No other visible faults. FINE* Illustrations: None.* Pages: 290 pp. text. viii pp. Notes on translators, bibliography and references at rear.* Product Description:- Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature.* This is a FINE copy of the 1st./1st. fnl. with absolutely minimal age & shelf wear.* 2012-04-04. n.

  • Batuman, Elif

    Published by Text Publishing Melbourne 2010, 2010

    Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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    1st ed. thus stiff wrappers Very Good octavo 297pp.,

  • Elif Batuman

    Published by FSG Adult, New York, 2010

    ISBN 10: 0374532184ISBN 13: 9780374532185

    Seller: Rare Book Cellar, Pomona, NY, U.S.A.

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    Softcover. First Edition; Seventh Printing. Very Good+ in wraps. Remainder mark on top text block edge. ; 8.2 X 5.4 X 0.9 inches; 306 pages.